Welcome to our series of Little Things in Odd Shapes, made possible only by kind support from Continuo Foundation.

The first two of these concerts are also part of the Baroquestock: Off the Road festival, and tickets are available now to purchase below. Dates and programmes for the third, fourth, and fifth Little Things in Odd Shapes to be announced soon!


26/10 ~ The First Little Things in Odd Shapes ~ 1pm

Join us for the first of our explorations into music for more unusual instrument combinations. Including music by some of our favourite [lesser-known] composers (Joesph Haydn’s younger brother, Michael, for example) as well as potential for some new discoveries of hidden gems, or otherwise – for this concert you can decide with your own wallet how much they’re worth!

In collaboration with Heath Street Arts, this concert is part of the weekly Tuesday lunchtime series. There is no admission charge or ticket needed but there will be a retiring collection for the musicians. We are grateful to Continuo foundations for their support in this concert.

F.H.Graf ~ Quintet for flute, oboe, violin, horn, violoncello in D | L.A.Lebrun ~ Trio for oboe violin and cello | I.V.Beecke ~ quintet for flute, oboe, violin, viola, cello | M.Haydn ~ Divertimento in G P84 for flute, violin, viola, horn , double-bass

Istante Collective: traverso – Rosie Bowker | oboe – Nicola Barbagli | violin – Salomè Rateau | viola – Julia Black | cello – Kate Conway | horn – Daniel de Souza | double bass – John-Henry Baker

We are very grateful to Continuo Foundation for their support in enabling this concert to take place.


29/10 ~ The Second Little Things in Odd Shapes ~ 7pm


Join us for the second of our ‘little journeys’. This time we look at some lesser-known music by well-known composers, including a Rossini’s sonata from a set of six (which he wrote when he was only 12 years old), and an aria Mozart wrote when he was 22. We hear the fascinating sound of the lesser-known instrument in the string~viol family: the viola d’amore.

G.Rossini – string sonata n.4 in b flat for 2 violins cello and bass | Hoffmeister – Divertimento in D for oboe, viola d’amore , 2 violins and bass. | W.A.Mozart – “ah Se in ciel benigne stelle” concert aria , for oboe and string quintet | Boccherini Flute quintet op.19 in g minor

Istante Collective ~ violins: Beatrice Scaldini | viola/viola d’amore: Emma Alter | double bass: John Henry Baker | oboe: Nicola Barbagli | traverso: Eva Caballero

We are very grateful to Continuo Foundation for their support in enabling this concert to take place. 


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